International Student

Graduate with your career already in motion

A university education is a big investment and one of the most important decisions you’ll make for your future. Carleton works hard to set up our students for successful careers after graduation, ranking #10 for employment outcomes among Canadian universities.

Co-operative Education Program

Paid full-time work placements

  • Alternate academic terms and work terms during your degree with the co-operative education or “co-op” program.
  • Get paid, full-time work experience in your field of study, applying your knowledge and skills in real-world situations.
  • Work in world-class organizations like Microsoft, IBM, Amazon, Shopify, KPMG, Ernst & Young, and Deloitte.
  • Get the opportunity to have up to 2 years of real world experience that employers will love!
Industry Connections and Experiential Learning

Apply your knowledge in Canada's capital

  • Connect with thriving business and high-tech industries, national galleries and museums, government and non-governmental organizations, and life sciences research facilities – some of Canada’s most influential organizations.
  • Get unique opportunities to apply your knowledge in field placements, research partnerships, and hands-on projects.
  • Learn from professors who are well-connected with local industry and can help you build your professional network.
Career Services

Support in your job search and employability

Work Permits and Work Culture

Working in Canada as an international student

  • Canada is a multicultural and diverse country where contributions of international newcomers are welcome and appreciated.
  • International students wishing to gain up to three years of Canadian work experience can apply for a work permit after they graduate.
  • International students can also have a part-time job off campus during the school year (20 hours per week maximum) and apply for full-time work during scheduled breaks (such as reading week, summer break).

Carleton graduates are making an impact

Carleton degrees are respected and accredited internationally and our graduates are making an impact every day, all over the world.


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